Snake Saturday — an Irish heritage celebration and parade in the Northland — is this weekend. There’s a carnival Friday night until 10 p.m. (reopening Saturday at 10 a.m.) in downtown North Kansas City. Grain to Glass (1611 Swift Avenue, North Kansas City) — a homebrew and bottle shop — is hosting a beer garden with a view of the Saturday parade. A $30 ticket gets you corned beef, fries and two beers. The beer garden is open after 9:30 a.m. The Big Rip Brewing Company (216 E 9th Avenue) is hosting a Kegs and Eggs breakfast. You can get breakfast burritos from 8 to 10 a.m. (RSVP required) and then check out Helen’s on Wheels food truck from 12 to 3:30 p.m. Big Rip will also be unveiling its The Priest Chocolate Milk Stout and Groovy Pale Ale.
SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has opened its location on the first floor of Crown Center. It’s small plates, salad, pizza and gelato. SPIN is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.
Barrel 31 (400 E 31st Street) has a new menu from chef Eric Carter. It’s pork shoulder sliders, smoked duck poutine, a Moonshiner salad (poached egg, roast chicken, blue cheese, bacon, cornbread croutons and buttermilk herb dressing on bibb lettuce), the Southern Belle (country ham, jack cheese, peach chutney and slaw on toasted banana bread) and a mint Julep brownie (dark chocolate brownie with fresh mint frozen mousse).
YaYa’s Euro Bistro (7021 W 135th Street, Overland Park) has happy hour specials from 3 to 5:30 p.m. daily. We’re talking $4 martinis (and a cucumber ginger fizz), $2 well cocktails and short rib arancini ($6).
The third annual Whiskey Run 5K is Sunday at 8:30 a.m. in Martin City (135th and Oak). Registration is $35 (after today, it’s $40) and comes with a t-shirt and a glass mug. There’s a free brunch at RC’s Restaurant following the race.
Slow Food Kansas City and The Sundry (1708 Baltimore) are collaborating on Sunday Supper this Sunday at 4 p.m. It’s house corned beef, red cabbage and potatoes with a non-alcoholic drink (beer will be available for purchase). Tickets are $25 for Slow Food members ($35 for non-members).[Images via Facebook: Barrel 31, Big Rip, & Spin]